Variables, Measurement, and SPSS

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To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Learning Resources as well as the SPSS resources found in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Review, download, and install the SPSS software on your computer using the IBM SPSS Version 23 Installation and Registration document for PC or for MAC in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High School Longitudinal Study dataset (whichever you choose) found in this week’s Learning Resources and then choose two variables that interest you.

For this Assignment:

Write a 1- to 2-page summary and include the following:

  • A description of what the each of the variables measure.
  • A description of the unit of analysis.
  • A description and explanation of the levels of measurement for each variable (i.e., nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio).
  • Explain how you might conceive these variables to be used to answer a social change question. What might be the implications for social change?

Support your summary using appropriate scholarly citations and references. Use proper APA format.

Tutor Answer

School: UCLA


Running Header: Variables


Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Course Title



Parents highest level of education
Although this type of a variable has a rank, it cannot be quantified. The level of education can
only be scaled ranging from high school level, college level and university either as
undergraduate or postgraduate, therefore, this variable is an ordinal measurement variable
(Lombardo, & Beh, 2017).
Sex of the students
In determining whether students are either male or female, it...

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